Lasith Malinga bowled a bouncer to Ajinkya Rahane and made the ball climb sharply. The opener, Shikhar Dhawan’s replacement in the fifth and final ODI on Sunday, was in no position to hook. But the previous 16 balls that Rahane had faced yielded only five runs. So he made a desperate attempt to up the ante, top-edging the […]
Two days after losing their previous practice match to Australia, Cricket World Cup hosts England recorded a morale-boosting nine-wicket win over Afghanistan, ahead of Thursday's curtain-raiser against South Africa.
I know there was a bit of speculation (about his inclusion in squad), but I had a few other, more important things at the time to have my mind occupied with. As I said, really I'm just glad to have got back on the park.
Russell is one of those players who is very impactful. He's a power player, he's an impact player and he's a match winner. So we expect guys like Russ to obviously hold the big four in our World Cup campaign